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Re: Trying number 2

From: Victor Vislobokov
Subject: Re: Trying number 2
Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2000 09:18:01 +0500

>> The problem of russian users consists in absent russian 
>> dmentation.  Many, many russian people want to include into world
>> programming community and I think this is right, that they want to
>> have documentation in our language.

>The industry is changing so rapidly that it's just impossible to keep 
>up with the pace without fluent English (read-only at least).

       My position: Russian users MUST have documentation in
Russian language.

> Re Russian manpages - I would preffer a separate distribution,
> perhaps with LC_MESSAGE messages.  Something like
>     lout-3.24-l10n-ru_RU.KOI8-R
> Tus l10n efforts won't get in the way of regular Lout releases.
> In general, the point of i18n is making l10n feasible and lumping
> l10n into the main distribution seems impractical to me.

         I agree, but only if national part of Lout will be placed
with Lout together in this case.

> > The using of Lout with cyrillic fonts don't differ with using of
> > Lout with other fonts. But at this moment, Lout not allow to use
> > cyrillic font correctly. There are differs from ISO8859-1 and KOI8-
> > encoding with some symbols. For example, code of @Bullet symbol
> > in a ISO8859-1 font is differ with code of same symbol in KOI8-R
> > font. Lout has hard association: code - symbol name, which 
> > independent of any enconding. At this moment, I think, it is
> > main problem.
> I don't understand.   The only scenario that I can think of that
> this might be a problem is when you use those misfuckingencoded
> Cyrillic fonts that claim StandardEncoding instead of proper afii*
> names for Cyrillic glyphs.
> Lout is perfectly ok with correct Cyrrilic fonts. Misencoded fonts
> should go to hell, the sooner, the better.

       Well, what you think about Sharashkin's Russian FREE fonts?
Its not good? Which FREE Russian fonts you suggest instead?


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